For 25 years, Bandipora man serves Education Dept at Rs 25/month

75-Year-Old Wani Loses Prized Property To ‘Hollow Promises’

SUHAIL AJMAL

ChakiArsalan (Bandipora), Dec 9: A 70-year-old man from Chaki Arsalaan Khan area of this north Kashmir district is serving the State Education Department on a monthly salary of Rs 25 for the past two decades.  Muhammad Ramzan Wani has rendered the 25 year service at the Primary School at More

Untoo for probe into human rights violations

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Dec 9: Chairman of Internal Forum for Justice Muhammad Ahsan Untoo has urged international rights groups to take note of human rights violations taking place in Jammu and Kashmir.In his statement on the eve of world human rights day, Untoo said international organizations and justice More

Pak visit can’t provide license to freedom: Geelani

‘Unification possible only on basic principle and stand’

Srinagar, Dec 9: Downplaying participation of village-level representatives in the recently concluded Legislative Council polls, the Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani Sunday said that the village heads “have not fallen apart from the freedom movement and were still part of the More

Kashmir University has little funds for scholars

Scholarship money meager;cumbersome process troubles aspirants

IMRAN MUZAFFAR

Srinagar, Dec 9: In a major concern which could have serious repercussions on the field of research at the University of Kashmir, the varsity has failed to increase the stipend of scholars who are presently getting a meager monthly stipend of Rs 2500—far less than in other universities.An associate More

'Take note of human rights violations in Kashmir’

Shah asks world community

 Srinagar, Dec 9: Democratic Freedom Party Chairman Shabir Ahmad Shah has appealed to the international community and the Indian civil society to take cognizance of the “increasing human rights violations” in Kashmir. “If the world can stand and isolate Israel on the global level, why they cannot More

Unscheduled power cuts haunt Baramulla residents

Officials blame outdated distribution system, overloaded receiving stations

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Dec 9: The Power Development Department here often attributes the frequent power cuts to extra demand of power in winter. However, according to sources, it is the ‘ailing’ power distribution system in the district, coupled with overloaded grid stations, which is hampering the PDD to draw More

NCPCR picks holes in infrastructure for Kashmir juveniles

‘Harwan Observation Home looks like jail;GB Pant hospital lacks facilities’

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 9: A report by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has pointed out glaring loopholes in infrastructure meant for juveniles in Kashmir. The three member team of NCPCR comprising Vinod Kumar Tikoo (member NCPCR), Dr. Yogesh Dube (Member NCPCR) and Divyakar More

12 yrs on,Rukhsana looks for ‘disappeared’ father

APDP SIT-IN

ZAHID MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Dec 9: A monthly sit-in protest at Pratap Park here by families of disappeared persons may appear as a routine exercise. But for many, like 16 year Ruksana, the sit-in is the “only hope” to search for her father’s whereabouts.“We don’t know how to fight our cases. We don’t know how to More

Hurriyat (M) leaders meet representatives in Jammu region

‘We Want To Reach Consensus Ahead Of Pak Visit’

Srinagar, Dec 9: In a bid to reach a broad consensus on various aspects of Kashmir issue ahead of the Pakistan visit, senior Hurriyat leaders Saleem Geelani and Zaffar Akbar Bhat held separate meetings with the representatives of Muslim and Pandit communities at Poonch, Rajouri, Kishtwar and Bhaderwah More

4 shops gutted in Baramulla blaze

7 Structures Partially Damaged

ALTAF BABA

Baramulla, Dec 9: At least four shops were completely gutted in a fire incident at Nanak Bawan market in Baramulla town here on Sunday evening here.  Officials said the fire started at around 9.50 pm in a three storey shopping complex near Nanak Bawan and quickly spread to the first floor More

  • Kashmir

For 25 years, Bandipora man serves Education Dept at Rs 25/month

75-Year-Old Wani Loses Prized Property To ‘Hollow Promises’

SPOTLIGHT

SUHAIL AJMAL

ChakiArsalan (Bandipora), Dec 9: A 70-year-old man from Chaki Arsalaan Khan area of this north Kashmir district is serving the State Education Department on a monthly salary of Rs 25 for the past two decades More



  • Srinagar City

TRAFFIC SIGNALS CATCH COLD

Now poor power supply fuels mess on City roads, admin gropes for solutions

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, Dec 9: The onset of harsh Himalayan winter has started to hit summer Capital life on yet another front. This time the allegedly poor power supply has badly hit even the traffic signal functioning More




  • Jammu

NC needs others to steer its ship: Mufti Sayeed

‘Despite Using Govt Machinery To Its Best Misuse, PDP Did Well’

ARVIND SHARMA

Jammu, Dec 9: In an obvious bid to undermine the victory of the National Conference in the recently held Legislative Council elections, former Chief Minister and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) patron More



  • South Asia

US drone strike in Pak kills senior al-Qaeda leader,3 others

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad, Dec 9: A senior al-Qaeda leader and three others were killed today in a US drone strike in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan tribal region, the second time a top terrorist has died in an attack More



  • World

Arab states agree to aid for Palestinians

Qatar, Dec 9: Arab League foreign ministers agreed during a meeting on Sunday to send hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Palestinian Authority to make up for punitive measures imposed by the More



  • GK Features

Being Syeda Begum

After losing her four sons to conflict, an old widow in downtown lives in poverty with an adopted child

A MOTHERS TRAGEDY--II

MAJID MAQBOOL

 In a narrow lane in downtown Baghi sundar, Maidanpora, Darish Kadal( Safa Kadal), Syeda Begum, 66, is anxiously waiting for her 8-year-old adopted son to come home safe after school. The sight of More



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